Biking Before Breakfast

5 11 2016

November 5, 6 AM, 6 people, 70 degrees, 120 kilometers to go, pumped tires, fruit, boiled eggs, and excited anticipation.

Thus began our bike trip to Ningbo.

We originally planned the trip for two days, but it was beautiful outside all day and we had no mishaps (blown tires, accidents, falls, etc.), so we made the trek in about 13 hours. When we arrived, we feasted on Brazillian barbeque and spent time together.

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The beautiful overlook from the Ningbo bridge near “lao wei town” (foreigner town).





Kequiao and Korean Food

9 09 2015
Rubbish Street

This is Rubbish Street near Kequiao. It is called that not because it is full of trash, but because you can get cheap food, or “rubbish” here.

 

We took a bike tour around Kequiao (pronounced “K-uht-chow”) today and attempted to get our bikes fixed at the Giant store. Kequiao is famous for the textile industry, and if you have any fabrics made in China, there is a good chance that they come from this place. It was very busy and very crowded, but we survived the chaotic traffic and then rewarded ourselves with good Korean food.

 





Dinking & E-biking

8 09 2015

After more phone shenanigans and essential street food (bao zi–pronounced “ba-ow tzah”), we headed to Zion.

I had my first dinking as well as e-bike experience. Dinking is riding on someone else’s bike while they do all the work. But it is more of a core workout for the person dinking than I expected.

Carina Biking

This is Carina riding her broken bike on the streets of ShaoXing. Because a lot of people use bikes or e-bikes, there are special lanes especially for bikes and e-bikes. But mostly, people don’t believe in traffic laws, and honking horns is a polite way of saying “get out of my way.”